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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on the President’s JASTA Veto

September 23, 2016
Press Release

“President Obama’s veto of JASTA – which unanimously passed the House and Senate – is an insult to 9/11 families who’ve already suffered unimaginable loss. The President caved to Saudi threats and sent a deeply saddening message to future victims of terror: relationships with foreign governments come first.

“That the President believes a foreign government should be able to hide behind sovereign immunity after slaughtering Americans in our homeland is an outrage. Every American victim of terror deserves the chance to seek well-deserved justice against individuals and governments. I’ll be joining my colleagues in Congress to override this veto.”

-- Congressman Dan Donovan serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He is New York City’s only Republican representative.